Positioning teams to get the best out of athletes, spending untold hours helping with research and information, fine-tuning words and phrases into the perfect prayer, and being a nearly constant presence for students – these are all known and visible talents of retirees Scott Wilson ’75, Rev. Dan Scott, Bill McMahan ’67, and Carl Owens ’74. Less known, and often unseen, were the sacrifices they made to be the best that they could be in a lifetime of service that exemplifies magnanimitas for us all.
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After 12 years of leading – and nearly a lifetime of vocally supporting – Baylor, Wilson retired this summer as the school’s headmaster. It is a moment that he admitted comes with a tinge of sadness, but also with a sense of great fulfillment.
On a blustery spring day in April, Coach Bill McMahan ’67 presided over a Middle School track meet against crosstown rivals GPS and McCallie as his final official athletic event of a 47-year teaching and coaching career.
Head Librarian Lauren Callihan paid tribute to Carl Owens '74 at the final faculty meeting of 2020-21in honor of his retirement.
Rev. Dan Scott, who has served as Baylor's chaplain since 2004, delivered his final chapel talk to the student body on May 3. He first spoke in Baylor’s chapel in 1982 when he was a young minister.
From astrophysics to ornithology, Baylor students have a proclivity to pursue their passions. Read why Niko Blanks ’17 is on a mission, how Zoë Hardnett ’21 made at-home learning meaningful through Baylor Research, and what made Niko Simpkins ’18 decide on dual engineering degrees. Adelle Pritchard ’22 found the perfect ingredients for creating something special, Lucia Jackson ’20 set her sights on the sea, and Luke Thompson ’24 has his eyes on the skies.
Niko Blanks ’17 knew as a young boy that he was interested in space, and will graduate in May 2022 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he is studying Spaceflight Operations and Engineering.
Niko Simpkins '18 is a rising senior at the University of Pennsylvania, completing his major in Mechanical Engineering and minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship.
While her classmates were navigating the challenges and chaos of starting college in the midst of the COVID- 19 pandemic last fall, Lucia Jackson ’20 stepped aboard a schooner to begin a journey that would cover 11,497 nautical miles.
When COVID-19 sent Baylor boarding student Zoë Hardnett ’21 home last March with the final semester of her junior year remaining, she was hoping not to lose the momentum she had gained on her Baylor Research project.
At the beginning of sixth grade, Adelle Pritchard ’22 and her parents were discussing ways to animate their Southside event space during the day. Her idea? “Let’s open a creperie.”
At 16 years old, Luke Thompson '24 is an accomplished birder who spends his afternoons and weekends scanning the Tennessee River, marshes, mudflats, and fields and recording sightings.
Many thanks to the more than 500 patrons and countless volunteers who were involved in the 11th biennial Baylor auction, Celebrations, Forever Red on Friday, May 7.
The new Wilson Activity Center features a diving pool and platform, a wading pool for younger children and campers, and a four-lane, 25-yard lap pool for games and exercise.
Following a national search, Baylor has named Rev. Alex Gallimore as the school’s new chaplain.
The dedication of Headmaster Scott Wilson's portrait took place in assembly on May 7.
The annual John Roy Baylor Day took place on April 23 to celebrate the enduring values of Dr. John Roy Baylor, which include faith, academic excellence, honor, and magnanimitas.
In her latest novel Georgie Girl author Elizabeth Sumner Wafler pays homage to the Baylor School faculty families and staff, who were a part of the school community from 1964-1974.
Leadership trip recipients, Awards Day ceremonies, and developments on the Baylor faculty, all in the Faculty and Student News.
Continued state championship streaks in softball, wrestling, baseball, and swimming plus a national cheerleading championship. All these and more in the sports updates.
If you are a member of the Class of 1971, we hope that you will return to campus to connect and catch up with classmates!
Retired U.S. Army Col. Ralph Puckett, Jr. ’43, age 94, was awarded the Medal of Honor on May 21, 2021, for acts of “conspicuous gallantry” during the Korean War.
Tim Kelly ’85 began a new chapter in civic leadership for the Scenic City when he was sworn in as Chattanooga’s mayor on April 19.
Col. Jeremy Bowling ’94 was promoted to colonel in a small ceremony held in the Pentagon on Nov. 2, 2020.
Devastated by the lost season of 2020, Taylor Shahan '20 decided to find another way of contributing to his baseball team and his school.
Nearly four decades later, exactly where my heart first resonated, I marvel at the way life has come full circle, having unfolded in the most unexpected, but gratifying, of ways. This journey of mine has ultimately led me home … home to Baylor … a place my heart has never left.
As I’ve been finishing up my yearly check-ins with teachers these past few weeks, one of the questions I’ve been asking is if this year has taught you to see something old in a new light, if this year has shown you a value in something that you’d overlooked before.
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Maggie Corey '04
Jaime Melton ’94
Chris Angel '89
William Montgomery '92
John Shearer '78
Sara Stockett '13
Jamie Melton '94
Elizabeth Roemer '05
C. B. Schmelter
Head of School
Chris Angel '89
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Ryan Crimmins '78
President, Alumni Board
Charles Mayfield '92
Chair, Parent Alliance
Jenny Yates Stickley '90